The beginning of Canada: Through the eyes of Lady Susan Macdonald

Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Ayla Maud

“Behind every great man, is a great woman.” Or at least that is how the old saying goes. But how often do we get the opportunity to really know these great women? We see them standing next to their successful partners, but do we ever know what they contribute behind the scenes? This summer Library and Archives Canada created an opportunity to get into the mind of one great woman in particular—Lady Susan Agnes Macdonald (née Susan Agnes Bernard).

Susan Bernard married Sir John Alexander Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (or the Dominion of Canada, as it was known at the time), in 1867. Five days after Sir Macdonald’s inauguration, his wife began documenting their new life. The very diary Susan Macdonald used was digitized this summer, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and made available online for the public to transcribe. In addition…

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Shark Tank investors support Veteran owned Bottle Breacher

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Bottle Breacher is a veteran owned company that “repurposes military equipment into kitchen gadgets, mostly known for its bottle openers.”  The company was started by Navy SEAL turned business owner Eli Crane and his wife Jen Crane.  Starting as a small shop, the business has now grown into an organization that generates $5 million in sales annually.

The couple appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and pitched the idea, garnering support from Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary.  This support led to the company expanding, now employing 35 to 40 people.

“Eli says that the inspiration for the products comes from his former boss Chris Kyle, known as the “American Sniper,” and some items even feature the names and faces of fallen soldiers.  20% of the proceeds from items that feature fallen servicemen are donated to veteran’s charities of the families’ choosing.”

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Women who made the way in technology


Stats shows that there is a huge gender gap in the commercial sector. Women are breaking the barriers in the corporate world and creating their own pathways across the industries. The post talks about women who are driving technology and leading the team to the new level of success.

Women who made the way in technology

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Guest curator: Katie Cholette

Library and Archives Canada Blog

Banner for the guest curator series. CANADA 150 is in red along the left side of the banner and then the bilingual text: Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? and under that text is Guest curator series.Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? is a new exhibition by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. This exhibition is accompanied by a year-long blog series.

Join us every month during 2017 as experts, from LAC, across Canada and even farther afield, provide additional insights on items from the exhibition. Each “guest curator” discusses one item, then adds another to the exhibition—virtually.

Be sure to visit Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa between June 5, 2017, and March 1, 2018. Admission is free.

Red and black Norwegian text on a cream background awards the prize to Lester Bowles Pearson. Text is topped by a red lion holding an axe on a blue mountain bordered by blue waves with a circled star at the top. Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Lester B. Pearson for his role in establishing United Nations Peacekeeping, 1957. Designed by Gerhard Munthe for the Nobel Committee. ©Estate of Lester B. Pearson (MIKAN 4900031)

Former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson’s idea for a neutral military force, to help stabilize conflict zones…

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